Kids’ Club Review by Jeffrey: Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Quest Mode

Syndetics book coverQuest mode by Cube Kid ; illustrations by Saboten.

This book is great for people who like diagrams and Minecraft. It also has fake items that are not in Minecraft but are really cool. It’s the fifth book in the series – but you can read it on its own and still enjoy it because the author fills you in on what happened in the earlier books. Personally I like reading the books in order. I highly recommend this book!

5 stars

Reviewed by Jeffrey from Central City, 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Double Down, by Jeff Kinney

I’m glad that I read this book because my friends and I didn’t read this book yet. The book is about Greg’s mum trying to stop Greg from playing video games so he could explore his creative side instead. At the middle Mrs Selam and her son Maddox come for a visit at Greg’s house.. When Maddox comes to Greg’s room, Greg was playing videogames on his computer but suddenly, Maddox starts to make this strange sound, After about five seconds, Mrs Selam and Greg’s mum came into the room. Mrs Selam said that Maddox wasn’t allowed to play videogames.

Soon after Greg and Maddox were going to have a playdate at Maddox’s house. When Greg reached his house, Greg asked if they have a TV but they said they have no TV but Greg thought it was just a trick so he went to the living room but all he saw was a bookshelf where the TV was supposed to be. Greg was surprised. After that Maddox brought Greg into his room and it was full of lego, IT WAS A GIANT LEGO CITY!! Maddox said Greg can only play with his leftover pieces.

When it was hometime, Greg was going to leave but soon before that Maddox found out that he had a missing lego piece so he stopped them and the looked around him but they found nothing so they were going to leave but soon before that Maddox finally spotted the missing piece on Greg’s elbow so Greg’s Mum and Greg gave it back.

Mum was disappointed. She said that Rodrick (big brother of Greg) and Greg should think of the things that they want to be when they grow up like a director or a garbage collector. Greg had an idea that he was going to film a movie with his friend Rowley. The name of the movie was Night of the Night Crawlers. Greg was the director and they went into so much trouble making it, especially because Rowley had to be the actor for all of it. Rowley had also trouble in what he was going to say as well. Greg also had to throw some pretend worms at Rowley but then some geese came running after him because of the fake worms. Greg thought of scaring the geese using some Halloween masks but as they reach the shelf where the masks were, the shelf fell on them causing a terrible mess! Then Rowley ran out and climbed a tree and climbed higher the more Greg said get down. News people came and took videos of Rowley getting rescued from the tree by the firemen, Because of this, he got interviewed many times on television which made him famous, leaving Greg annoyed at him for not even mentioning that everything was his idea.

5 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa, 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Julius: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Getaway, by Jeff Kinney

This is a book about The Heffley family going on a vacation getaway at Isla De Corales during Christmas. Greg didn’t like the idea of skipping Christmas because he was excited about the presents but he had no choice. They were met with several challenges even before they got there up to when they got back. They had trouble sorting their stuffs, lining up when a kid unstraps the lines and everything went out of control and there were so many delays because of the snow. The captains and the people who serve the plane wanted to spend Christmas. Even when they got to the plane and was ready to go, Greg’s parents got into an argument about the seats. Things mostly went wrong in their holiday itself, it was endless trouble even on their way back! THEY EVEN BROUGHT THE WRONG SUITCASE!! Greg is sure the whole family agree that they would never ever go back there again.

How I wish I would never get to experience this kind of holiday, especially during Christmas, Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of the year. I feel sorry for Greg and his family.

4 stars

Reviewed by Julius from Tawa, 9 years old